Friday, August 29

CRC Error Episode 2 Posted

Right after we got done recording the serious podcast (ISC Podcast from my previous post), I switched gears and Podcasters to do Episode 2 of the CRCError Podcast.

As before, this podcast is not for the feint of heart, it is Not safe for work, or children, or pretty much anyone else. Don't listen to it if you get offended, don't like swear words, or pretty much anything that may damage your psyche.

The podcast is meant to be funny. And it is!

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Internet Storm Center Podcast Episode 10 posted

Just a quick note to let everyone know that we put out Podcast Episode 10.

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CRC Error Episode 2 Posted

Right after we got done recording the serious podcast (ISC Podcast from my previous post), I switched gears and Podcasters to do Episode 2 of the CRCError Podcast.

As before, this podcast is not for the feint of heart, it is Not safe for work, or children, or pretty much anyone else. Don't listen to it if you get offended, don't like swear words, or pretty much anything that may damage your psyche.

The podcast is meant to be funny. And it is!

iTunes subscribers, please go here to subscribe.
Non iTunes users, go here.

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Internet Storm Center Podcast Episode 10 posted

Just a quick note to let everyone know that we put out Podcast Episode 10.

iTunes users, go here to subscribe.
Non-iTunes users, go here to download.

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Thursday, August 28

Mac Tablet Patents surface -- i want.

Appleinsider has a great post today about some interface patents that have been uncovered from Apple detailing how a tablet Mac would work. Very short blog post from me, cause I want you to go read theirs.

I could think of about 30 uses I would have for something like this.

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Mac Tablet Patents surface -- i want.

Appleinsider has a great post today about some interface patents that have been uncovered from Apple detailing how a tablet Mac would work. Very short blog post from me, cause I want you to go read theirs.

I could think of about 30 uses I would have for something like this.

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Monday, August 25

Google Calendar goes CalDAV

Okay, so in Apple fashion (read: Not Google fashion) Google Calendar rolled out a new feature of it's product. The ability to use your iCal (or other CalDAV supported Calendar) to use Google Calendar.

Finally, two way sync for Google Calendar with iCal! And it's not really even a "sync". When you put events on Google Calendar in your iCal, you are actually putting the events on the Google Calendar ITSELF.

It's syncs instantly. Anyway, for more information hit up this link, and let's all give a hand for Google for helping us out!

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Podcast Episode X Record Notice

Tomorrow night at 7:30 EDT (Eastern Daylight Savings Time) Johannes, John, and I will be recording Episode X of the Internet Storm Center Podcast.

We'll be broadcasting live at http://www.stickam.com/joelesler

Please come and join! We love live feedback, talk with us in the stickam interface or via IRC in #dshield on irc.freenode.net.

Thanks!


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Google Calendar goes CalDAV

Okay, so in Apple fashion (read: Not Google fashion) Google Calendar rolled out a new feature of it's product. The ability to use your iCal (or other CalDAV supported Calendar) to use Google Calendar.

Finally, two way sync for Google Calendar with iCal! And it's not really even a "sync". When you put events on Google Calendar in your iCal, you are actually putting the events on the Google Calendar ITSELF.

It's syncs instantly. Anyway, for more information hit up this link, and let's all give a hand for Google for helping us out!

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Sunday, August 24

This just in, someone steals another Apple idea

Okay, so could someone please rip Apple off? I mean, it hasn't been done in a couple days. Watch this video. Blackberry Bold unboxing. Tell me that's not almost the exact design of how the iPhone unboxing is? Please.

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Spam fun

My name is Sgt Jeff Frawley I am an American soldier in peace keeping force in Iraq,

No you're not.

I am serving in the military of the 1st Armored Division in Iraq, as you know insurgents everyday and car bombs are attacking us.

You mean insurgents and car bombs are attacking us everyday? Do they teach grammar anymore?

We managed to move funds belonging to Saddam Hussein's family.

No, you didn't.

The total amount is US$ 12 Million dollars in cash. We want to move this money to you, so that you may keep our share for us till when we will come over to meet you.

No, you don't. You didn't find the money, you wouldn't just email someone out of the blue, you'd try and smuggle that stuff in your pants. Besides, sew it into the spaces in your ruck sack. Come on, get inventive.

We will take 60%, my partner and I.You take 40%.

Actually, if I am moving your money, I'll take 90, you take 10. How about that? Since I am pretty much taking all the risk, I'll take the majority of the money. And since you pretty much have no alternatives because you are apparently stupid and just email me out of the blue on the Internet, you have no alternatives!

No strings attached, just help us move it out of Iraq, Iraq is a war zone.

No kidding? I thought it was the McDonald's Play area.

We plan on using diplomatic courier and shipping the money out in two large boxes, using diplomatic immunity.

So what do you need me for?


If you are interested I will send you the full details, my job is to find a good partner that we can trust and that will assist us. Can I trust you?

Sure, if your terms are in line with mine, above. 90-10.

If you are capable of handling this with me, kindly send me an e-mail signifying your interest including your most confidential telephone/fax numbers for quick communication also your contact details. This business is risk free the boxes can be shipped out in 48hrs.

My "Most" confidential telephone and fax numbers? Really? Is there such a thing? (oh yeah, because the NSA isn't monitoring communications...

BTW -- don't believe scams like this. Come on! You KNOW this is false, and I know you probably are reading my website because you Googled this same email if you got it. Don't fall victim to this kind of thing, of course it's fake!

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This just in, someone steals another Apple idea

Okay, so could someone please rip Apple off? I mean, it hasn't been done in a couple days. Watch this video. Blackberry Bold unboxing. Tell me that's not almost the exact design of how the iPhone unboxing is? Please.

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Spam fun

My name is Sgt Jeff Frawley I am an American soldier in peace keeping force in Iraq,

No you're not.

I am serving in the military of the 1st Armored Division in Iraq, as you know insurgents everyday and car bombs are attacking us.

You mean insurgents and car bombs are attacking us everyday? Do they teach grammar anymore?

We managed to move funds belonging to Saddam Hussein's family.

No, you didn't.

The total amount is US$ 12 Million dollars in cash. We want to move this money to you, so that you may keep our share for us till when we will come over to meet you.

No, you don't. You didn't find the money, you wouldn't just email someone out of the blue, you'd try and smuggle that stuff in your pants. Besides, sew it into the spaces in your ruck sack. Come on, get inventive.

We will take 60%, my partner and I.You take 40%.

Actually, if I am moving your money, I'll take 90, you take 10. How about that? Since I am pretty much taking all the risk, I'll take the majority of the money. And since you pretty much have no alternatives because you are apparently stupid and just email me out of the blue on the Internet, you have no alternatives!

No strings attached, just help us move it out of Iraq, Iraq is a war zone.

No kidding? I thought it was the McDonald's Play area.

We plan on using diplomatic courier and shipping the money out in two large boxes, using diplomatic immunity.

So what do you need me for?


If you are interested I will send you the full details, my job is to find a good partner that we can trust and that will assist us. Can I trust you?

Sure, if your terms are in line with mine, above. 90-10.

If you are capable of handling this with me, kindly send me an e-mail signifying your interest including your most confidential telephone/fax numbers for quick communication also your contact details. This business is risk free the boxes can be shipped out in 48hrs.

My "Most" confidential telephone and fax numbers? Really? Is there such a thing? (oh yeah, because the NSA isn't monitoring communications...

BTW -- don't believe scams like this. Come on! You KNOW this is false, and I know you probably are reading my website because you Googled this same email if you got it. Don't fall victim to this kind of thing, of course it's fake!

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Saturday, August 23

VRT challenge

The guys and girls over in the VRT (Vulnerability Research Team) at Sourcefire want to give you a challenge. Read this post over here, and get your reverse engineering skills up to par. Have fun!

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Thursday, August 21

What do the freshman know?

Every year, one of these comes out, where a list is posted somewhere on the internet of all the things that the freshman this year will not know, or do know, or will never know.  I always find this list very interesting, kinda puts things in perspective.

Granted I am not that old, but still, I have a kid, and I watch her grow up every day, and it's funny to realize that someday, there will be a generation of children that don't know what music stores are (like, going to the store to buy a CD), kids never knew what it was like to have to carry around a "walkman" (like a cassette, or a cd).  They will never know what the "command line" is.  Or having to switch disks to boot a computer and things like that.

Here is this year's list.

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Surprise! Microsoft copies Apple, again.

According to this article over on BBC News, IE8 will include a "Privacy feature" while browsing.  Something that has been in Apple's Safari browser for at least a couple of versions now.  I mean, it's obvious they were going to copy it, as it's a great feature...  but just wanted to point out the obvious right quick.



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What do the freshman know?

Every year, one of these comes out, where a list is posted somewhere on the internet of all the things that the freshman this year will not know, or do know, or will never know.  I always find this list very interesting, kinda puts things in perspective.

Granted I am not that old, but still, I have a kid, and I watch her grow up every day, and it's funny to realize that someday, there will be a generation of children that don't know what music stores are (like, going to the store to buy a CD), kids never knew what it was like to have to carry around a "walkman" (like a cassette, or a cd).  They will never know what the "command line" is.  Or having to switch disks to boot a computer and things like that.

Here is this year's list.

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Wednesday, August 20

BOSS Conference

So for those of you that haven't heard, Sourcefire (the company I work for) is throwing a conference in February at the Flamingo in Vegas.  It's called the "BOSS Conference"  (BOSS standing for 'best of open source security'.

I'm apparently going to be doing several things at this event (giving a couple talks and teaching a class or something, + whatever else I'll be doing.)  So I look forward to seeing you there, go sign up now!

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Tuesday, August 19

New Podcast

Several friends of mine, (and I) started a new podcast/blog/site at CRCError.net.  

Subscribe through iTunes (so we can climb the ladder) right here.  Now let me warn you, this podcast is NSFW.  (not safe for work.)

Read the website above, and it will kind of explain what is up.  But just warning you, if you are looking for a podcast that will inform you of something, this isn't it.  This podcast is just to make you laugh.

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New Podcast

Several friends of mine, (and I) started a new podcast/blog/site at CRCError.net.  

Subscribe through iTunes (so we can climb the ladder) right here.  Now let me warn you, this podcast is NSFW.  (not safe for work.)

Read the website above, and it will kind of explain what is up.  But just warning you, if you are looking for a podcast that will inform you of something, this isn't it.  This podcast is just to make you laugh.

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iPhone Update 2.0.2

Hot on the heels of Apple's 2.0.1 update, they post 2.0.2.  (Kinda quick wasn't it?)  In true Apple fashion, they don't tell you what they fixed other than "bug fixes" (gee thanks).    I'd like to see my 3G reception fixed!

I live in a 3G area, and normally get great reception, but sometimes, when it's down to one bar, and the phone doesn't switch over to Edge like it should in that case...  It'll just drop signal totally.

But reports are coming in that faster browsing is taking place, typing lag may be reduced (thank you!), and the transition from music list to Coverflow is different now.

Thank you to AppleInsider for the ideas on what has been fixed.

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My LinkedIn Policy

When I first started on LinkedIn, I had a policy of "add whomever requests it".  About two years ago, I reversed this thinking, and started thinking that if this was a network of business professionals, then I am only going to add people who I can actually attest to their personality or work ethic.  (Positive or Negative.)

So now, I only add people that I have met or worked with.  I have absolutely no problem adding people I know, or have worked with before.  However, I do not just add random people.  (and am extremely suspicious of anyone that has the "500+" marker in their profile.  (Professional LinkedIn add-ers.)  I've started a couple podcasts and blogs recently and since then have become inundated with requests to add me.  Some people I know, but have lost touch with, have actually found me and got a hold of me again.  But I've had tons of requests (probably over 100) from people I don't know.

So, if you requested to add me, and I haven't accepted, and you are not sure why, now you know.  If I do know you, or have met you, and just don't recognize your name (i'm bad with names), email me.  My email is over on the right.  If you want to request to add me, and you know me, or have met me, then that's great!  Just make sure, in your request to my profile, put where you know me from!

Otherwise, you can find me here at my blog, or here on twitter.  

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iPhone Update 2.0.2

Hot on the heels of Apple's 2.0.1 update, they post 2.0.2.  (Kinda quick wasn't it?)  In true Apple fashion, they don't tell you what they fixed other than "bug fixes" (gee thanks).    I'd like to see my 3G reception fixed!

I live in a 3G area, and normally get great reception, but sometimes, when it's down to one bar, and the phone doesn't switch over to Edge like it should in that case...  It'll just drop signal totally.

But reports are coming in that faster browsing is taking place, typing lag may be reduced (thank you!), and the transition from music list to Coverflow is different now.

Thank you to AppleInsider for the ideas on what has been fixed.

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My LinkedIn Policy

When I first started on LinkedIn, I had a policy of "add whomever requests it".  About two years ago, I reversed this thinking, and started thinking that if this was a network of business professionals, then I am only going to add people who I can actually attest to their personality or work ethic.  (Positive or Negative.)

So now, I only add people that I have met or worked with.  I have absolutely no problem adding people I know, or have worked with before.  However, I do not just add random people.  (and am extremely suspicious of anyone that has the "500+" marker in their profile.  (Professional LinkedIn add-ers.)  I've started a couple podcasts and blogs recently and since then have become inundated with requests to add me.  Some people I know, but have lost touch with, have actually found me and got a hold of me again.  But I've had tons of requests (probably over 100) from people I don't know.

So, if you requested to add me, and I haven't accepted, and you are not sure why, now you know.  If I do know you, or have met you, and just don't recognize your name (i'm bad with names), email me.  My email is over on the right.  If you want to request to add me, and you know me, or have met me, then that's great!  Just make sure, in your request to my profile, put where you know me from!

Otherwise, you can find me here at my blog, or here on twitter.  

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Monday, August 18

MobileMe Extension, Again


Received an email from Apple today.  Apparently they are still disappointed with the rollout of MobileMe.  So they granted another 60 day extension.  This is in addition to previous 30 day extension they gave us.

I have no idea how much this will cost Apple, but I think it's definitely a great step towards a good faith with their customer base to make sure everything is smooth.

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MobileMe Extension, Again


Received an email from Apple today.  Apparently they are still disappointed with the rollout of MobileMe.  So they granted another 60 day extension.  This is in addition to previous 30 day extension they gave us.

I have no idea how much this will cost Apple, but I think it's definitely a great step towards a good faith with their customer base to make sure everything is smooth.

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Wednesday, August 13

Podcast Episode Nine Posted

Okay, so after much crazyness concerning the Live Podcast from SANSFIRE of Episode 9, its finally posted.

So to give you a quick run down on what took us so long to get this thing posted, all of the mics that we were being used was going into a Soundboard, and the Soundboard audio was going directly out to a DVD recorder. The DVD recorder also had video In from a camera in the back of the room that was being manned during the podcast.

Turns out, the camera was also recording! Isn't that awesome? Well, turns out, there is alot of FAIL in this story.

The camera, has mysteriously vanished. Don't know where it went, but in it somewhere wherever it is, is a recording of the podcast. If someone finds this mythical recording, please, feel free to give me the video/audio off of what is inside it.

Wait, you say, what about the DVD Recorder? Well, we got the DVD, but the DVD has a big fat scratch down the middle of it, and we can't get the video off of it.

But luckily, I had garageband open, and I recorded the podcast using my built in mic on my macbook pro. Now, this is not the best audio in the whole wide world, but at the time, we had no alternative. So THAT's what the audio from the podcast is. Not out of the soundboard, not off of a video camera, but off of my built in mic on the MacBook Pro.

As a result the audio of some of the people, unless they were loud, or speaking into a mic, is not the best. You'll hear some of this in the beginning, but once we got everyone speaking into mics, and being loud, it gets a bit better.

You'll also hear me whispering for beer at some point in the beginning, just disregard that, beer was needed. :)

Enjoy.

UPDATE: Probably helps if I put a URL right?

All the podcasts

Just this podcast

Podcast through iTunes

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Podcast Episode Nine Posted

Okay, so after much crazyness concerning the Live Podcast from SANSFIRE of Episode 9, its finally posted.

So to give you a quick run down on what took us so long to get this thing posted, all of the mics that we were being used was going into a Soundboard, and the Soundboard audio was going directly out to a DVD recorder. The DVD recorder also had video In from a camera in the back of the room that was being manned during the podcast.

Turns out, the camera was also recording! Isn't that awesome? Well, turns out, there is alot of FAIL in this story.

The camera, has mysteriously vanished. Don't know where it went, but in it somewhere wherever it is, is a recording of the podcast. If someone finds this mythical recording, please, feel free to give me the video/audio off of what is inside it.

Wait, you say, what about the DVD Recorder? Well, we got the DVD, but the DVD has a big fat scratch down the middle of it, and we can't get the video off of it.

But luckily, I had garageband open, and I recorded the podcast using my built in mic on my macbook pro. Now, this is not the best audio in the whole wide world, but at the time, we had no alternative. So THAT's what the audio from the podcast is. Not out of the soundboard, not off of a video camera, but off of my built in mic on the MacBook Pro.

As a result the audio of some of the people, unless they were loud, or speaking into a mic, is not the best. You'll hear some of this in the beginning, but once we got everyone speaking into mics, and being loud, it gets a bit better.

You'll also hear me whispering for beer at some point in the beginning, just disregard that, beer was needed. :)

Enjoy.

UPDATE: Probably helps if I put a URL right?

All the podcasts

Just this podcast

Podcast through iTunes

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Saturday, August 9

Star trek geek fail

Plez to teach me to pik lox?


Learning to pick locks


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We can haz badges?


4000 people waiting for badges.  Took 5 minutes to pass them all out.

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enhanced + subdriven = fail?


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Ack_foo

Ack_foo, being ack_foo

We haz first class to vegas plez?

Defcon

Been at Defcon the past couple days, this is the first time I've had a chance to write a quick blog post.  Been updating Twitter and Pownce though.  

Defcon is going good.  Some interesting events:

Fire Alarm goes off, no one cares.
Walked into Sports Book, one of the computers crashed, and several members of the Nevada Gaming Commission and Cops standing around another computer.  (Apparently they didn't realize it was Defcon?)
Parties ftw.
So, no smoking or drinking?  In a Casino?  in Vegas?  Right....  so..  yeah, hotel security gave up on that already.
Naval Postgraduate School kicks ass.

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Plez to teach me to pik lox?


Learning to pick locks


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We can haz badges?


4000 people waiting for badges.  Took 5 minutes to pass them all out.

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enhanced + subdriven = fail?


Left to right



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